BSc Economics and Finance (LN13)

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UCAS code LN13
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 133 overall for LN12 and LN13

About BSc Economics and Finance

Recognising the importance of statistical analysis in its two core disciplines, our Economics and Finance degree includes compulsory units in econometrics. This is the application of statistical and mathematical techniques to verify or disprove theories and predict economic events.

You will take at least one econometrics unit in years one and two, and two units in your final year.

By coordinating teaching across the school, we are able to offer you a genuinely integrated degree in Economics and Finance so that you can study both disciplines in depth.

In 2015 (the most recent graduation cohort), 74 per cent of students on BSc Economics and Finance graduated with a 2.1 or better, well above the national average for finance degrees of 61 per cent (source: Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited, 2015).

More about Economics

Find out more about studying Economics at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Economic Principles 1
  • Economic Principles 2
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods 1
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods 2
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 1
  • Optional unit (for example, Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 2, Organisation Theory or Comparative Government and Politics)

Second year

  • Corporate Finance
  • Intermediate Economics 1
  • Intermediate Economics 2
  • Econometrics
  • 40 credit points of options

Third year

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Dissertation
  • Financial Markets
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • 40 credit points of options from the disciplines of economics, accounting, finance or management
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Economics and Finance

Typical offer for BSc Economics and Finance - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAA including Mathematics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (but not Mathematical Studies)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (but not Mathematical Studies)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. A minimum of 15 credits in Maths are required with 12 of these, including Further Calculus, at Distinction.
BTEC offer DDD including Distinction in Maths for Engineering Technicians and Distinction in Further Maths for Engineering Technicians; or DDD plus grade A in A-level Mathematics.*
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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